Fresh From The Field — Spark 5G Race Zone by Shine

“The modern America’s Cup yacht has more in common with a Formula 1 race car than the boats of 100 years ago. With virtual modelling, composite materials and hydraulic systems that would look at home on an aircraft, these boats literally fly, reaching speeds approaching 50 knots.” Spark set Shine a challenge, to showcase the…

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Fresh From The Field — He Puna Taimoana, Hot pools by the sea by Strategy

Chris Flack presented the New Brighton Hot Pools project during our June Under the Hood event. We were in awe with the scale of the project and execution (including the 60ft wide logo on New Brighton beach)! The He Puna Taimoana identity designed by Strategy was recently acknowledged in the Best Awards, has achieved remarkable…

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Fresh from the Field – Pause Breathe Smile for Southern Cross by Voice

Pause, Breathe, Smile is an evidence-based mindfulness program developed for New Zealand schools. Voice Brand Agency developed a playful and positive aesthetic approach for this important initiative. If you have new or recent work that you would like to share in Fresh from the Field email  nicole@designassembly.org.nz  for details. The brief: As part of its…

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Fresh From The Field – NO BOUNDARIES by Culture&Theory

Vibrant colour and bold typography at the fore, this Fresh from the Field by Culture&Theory showcases editorial design which defies boundaries. If you have new or recent work that you would like to share in Fresh from the Field email  nicole@designassembly.org.nz  for details. The Brief: As part of their continued commitment to becoming a truly…

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Fresh From The Field – Green party merchandise by Bryce Groves

Now the final numbers of the New Zealand election are done and dusted, new Design Assembly friend Bryce Groves looks back on some crazy days creating best-selling and infamous fundraising ‘merch’ for the Green Party. The Brief: As a volunteer and de facto creative lead on the Greens’ Marketing and Fundraising committee for several years,…

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Fresh From The Field — Kapsi by MakeBardo

MakeBardo‘s work pushes boundaries, Bren & Luis are masterful at innovating in the categories they design for. Kapsi is nostalgic while also feeling contemporary it is intentionally weird and most importantly distinctive. This Fresh From The Field explores the identity, packaging and campaign graphics which were recently recognised as finalists in the best awards. If…

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Fresh From The Field — Hope St by South

Hope St empowers the most vulnerable children and communities to give them hope for the future. Studio South created a colour based brand system that speaks to the power of both giving and receiving. If you have new or recent work that you would like to share in Fresh from the Field email  nicole@designassembly.org.nz  for…

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Fresh From The Field — Western Springs College by Jasmax

Flexible place responsive design, well-crafted built outcomes and vibrancy are the hallmarks of the Western Springs College signage undertaken by Jasmax, a poutama pattern adapted from tukutuku panels express the story of consistent learning and intellectual achievement, while bold colour and clear directory information allow students to navigate an adaptive and ever-changing learning environment. If…

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Fresh From The Field — Everyday Horrors by Method

This Fresh from the Field features Method‘s recent work on their own project Everyday Horrors Halloween game. If you have new or recent work that you would like to share in Fresh from the Field email  nicole@designassembly.org.nz  for details. The Brief Team Method loves Halloween and with everything that has changed this year, and the possibility…

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Fresh From The Field — RAAD

This Fresh from the Field is brought to you by our awesome partners Portfolio Recruitment. The Portfolio team are heavily invested in our design community and reached out to tell us about Creative Director Matt Saunders latest project RAAD. We think this is a phenomenal initiative and admire the kaupapa, the environmental stewardship, the RAAD…

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Fresh From The Field — Pump Lifestyle Collection by Fly

The Pump Lifestyle Collection was recently recognised with Gold at Pride in Print and is a finalist in the 2020 Best Awards. The playful typography, innovative digital experience and quality print production in this campaign are of the exceptional calibre we expect from Fly. If you have new or recent work that you would like…

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Fresh From The Field — Pumpd by Marx

This Fresh from the Field features Marx recent work for New Edition and their hero product Pumpd. The relaxed design, friendly drop character and clever copywriting work together delivering positivity and reassurance to a category that might traditionally be regarded as purely functional or even stressful for mums. If you have new or recent work…

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Fresh From The Field — Jasmax Brand

This Fresh from the Field features the Jasmax Brand identity and book (recently recognised as a finalist in the 2020 best awards). Jasmax believes great design can awaken the human spirit, providing shape to cities and cultures… their renewed brand expresion is evidence of this and reflects the practices new strategic design direction and commitment…

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Fresh From The Field — Snaklog by Onfire

This Fresh from the Field features Onfire’s recent work for Tasti’s SNAKLOG. The design holds true to the explosive visual language of the previous iteration while dialling up the volume and pace to reinvigorate this longtime kiwi favourite in a crowded market. If you have new or recent work that you would like to share…

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Fresh From The Field — Citizen by Special Group

Globally as much as 1/3 of the food we produce is wasted due to loss (in production) or spoilage once in the supply chain. Here in NZ huge volumes of unsold food goes to waste. Citizen is a local project we believe will have a global impact. Ingenious design thinking and environmental stewardship lay the…

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Fresh From The Field — No Ugly Skin by Culture & Theory

This Fresh from the Field features Culture & Theory‘s latest work for No Ugly Skin. True to the brand ethos and in keeping with the distinct language of other products in the NU range the outcome is “real beauty without the bullshit.” If you have new or recent work that you would like to share…

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Fresh From The Field — StrangeLove Waters by Marx

Ordinarily, when the DA team writes introductions for Fresh from the Field we write as an organisation – but in this instance, I am showing up in the first person to introduce a new project from Marx design that I personally, am really excited about. As some context, in the 1980s my mum worked in…

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Fresh From The Field — Voice of Racism by Clemenger BBDO

This Fresh From the Field by Clemenger BBDO (in collaboration with the NZ Human Rights Commission and Assembly), features Voice of Racism an interactive website revealing the damaging effects of ceaseless micro-aggressions. This critical and confronting project challenges the notion that racism does not exist in New Zealand.  If you have new or recent work…

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Fresh From the Field — Viva La Vulva by Stevie Elliot

Stevie Elliot is a Wellington-based designer at Teacher Talk, and founder of Viva la Vulva. After witnessing a birth she wanted to create a product to say “Congrats, mama, you bloody did it!” This Fresh From The Field showcases brand, product and packaging design which seeks to empathise, empower, ease postpartum discomfort and give confidence…

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Fresh From The Field — Monday by Zuru Edge

This Fresh From the Field by Zuru Edge, features Monday a new range of hair care products disrupting their category. Monday is luxurious yet accessible and has strong environmental credentials “Forget everything you know about supermarket haircare.” If you have new or recent work that you would like to share in Fresh from the Field…

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Fresh From the Field — Wilding Pines by typeface

When working toward the protection of our land and wildlife it is critical to be bold, in the Wilding Pines campaign for Biosecurity New Zealand (a department of the Ministry for Primary Industries) typeface depicted some of our most iconic birds soaring above a pine-filled landscape – fleeing from this un-natural habitat. This Fresh from…

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Fresh from the Field — Michael McManus Architects by Grafik

This Fresh From The Field features a bold and intelligent architectural identity and website by Nick de Jardine, Creative Director / Web Developer at Grafik. If you have new or recent work that you would like to share in Fresh from the Field email  nicole@designassembly.org.nz  for details. The Brief: Michael McManus Architects is a boutique…

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Fresh from the Field — NoIssue by Pixelpush

In this Fresh From the Field, Pixelpush tells us how they helped their longterm client Noissue evolve their brand narrative with a fun, new cross-discipline explainer video full of intrigue to convert viewers to customers! If you have new or recent work that you would like to share in Fresh from the Field email  nicole@designassembly.org.nz …

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Fresh from the Field — Mac’s Cans by Dow Goodfolk

DA ❤️’s  Mac’s product and their distinctive and playful aesthetic treatments, this Fresh From The Field by Dow Goodfolk amplifies everything we know and love about Mac’s. Rich visual narrative in their new can range transports us to a brave new world for each brew. If you have new or recent work that you would…

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Fresh from the Field — The Art of Matariki by Fly

Matariki is a celebration of culture, language and people. So to mark Matariki this year, Fly created a beautiful campaign to inspire us all to seek renewal, reflection and reconnection through the Matariki season. Fly have generously offered one of their phenomenal limited edition letter-pressed artworks to give away. To go in the draw, follow…

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